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JetBlue Names San Juan A “Focus City”  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25512 posts, RR: 50
Posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 9473 times:

To celebrate opening of Terminal-A, the airlines new home in San Juan, CEO Dave Barger announced San Juan was now formally one of the companies “Focus Cities”.
With a peak of 38 flights (45 in Puerto Rico in total), JetBlue said it looks forward to further expansion at the airport.


Pretty amazing how far SJU has come for B6. From single late night red-eye services to a principle network gateway.


Story:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/jetblu...mes-san-juan-puerto-150000657.html

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From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
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User currently offlineavi8 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 670 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 9432 times:
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Compared to other stations, 38 daily flights is more or less what DL has fom TPA to all of its hubs. I know DL is a larger airline but still.

Anyways, good for SJU!!



avi8
User currently offlinechepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9308 times:

B6 today is the largest airline in SJU, good for them. People in Puerto Rico rave about them and their on time performance. I was in Puerto Rico this past weekend and visited Terminal A and I must say it looks very nice.

Regards,

Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9304 times:

Quoting chepos (Reply 2):
B6 today is the largest airline in SJU, good for them. People in Puerto Rico rave about them and their on time performance

Not just in Puerto Rico, but everywhere. I fly B6 as often as I can because of that exact reason.


User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9236 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 3):
I fly B6 as often as I can because of that exact reason.

Your signature says you have flown an A320 a total of one time, and a 190 never. How "often" do you fly B6?  

Anyway, sounds good for SJU. I had never really thought of going there, but my mom was in Puerto Rico on a cruise lately, and she said she absolutely loved it and foudn it very beautiful. Sounds like it is worth checking out. Now if only B6 would fly to Canada and make the connection easier!

JL



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlinesanti319 From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9204 times:

Quoting chepos (Reply 2):
People in Puerto Rico rave about them and their on time performance.

Now don't get me wrong B6 is the best fly them on a weekly basis and they are the best airline to be on economy, but they are always always late.


User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9176 times:

38 is pretty significant. How many departures does AA have at SJU nowadays?


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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17537 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9156 times:

It's sort of a meaningless designation but SJU has become important to B6 and vice versa. Interestingly SJU has gone from a peak of around 40 destinations w/ AA to about 25 on AA/B6.


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User currently offlineFlyingFan18 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9077 times:

Quoting santi319 (Reply 5):

I have never really been late on B6. I was only late on my last trip due to weather related issues which they can't control. How have they been late? Please explain.

Great for San Juan. I think San Juan could turn into a huge hub for any airline due to its location and i'm glad B6 is that airline.
- FlyingFan18


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9060 times:

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 4):
Your signature says you have flown an A320 a total of one time, and a 190 never. How "often" do you fly B6?  

Well....once. But itwas still good and I DO try to book them as often as possible and so far I've only been able to fly them once.......so far.  

But I do come from a big traveling family, and many of them are frequent JetBlue flyers. For a reason.


User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8947 times:

Quoting chepos (Reply 2):

B6 today is the largest airline in SJU, good for them. People in Puerto Rico rave about them and their on time performance. I was in Puerto Rico this past weekend and visited Terminal A and I must say it looks very nice.

Regards,

Chepos

Isn't B6 also the largest airline into DR ? I guess their Carib focus is really paying dividends

On the not so exciting side, OAK/IAD has been massively pulled down, the SLC experiment didn't exactly pan out, and AUS expansion seems stalled for the time being

If it weren't for the strict rules of TrueBlue program, I'd be flying them left and right


User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8934 times:

Quoting santi319 (Reply 5):
but they are always always late.

From what I am seeing on-time departures from SJU for B6 from 01-JAN-2012 to yesterday is around the 80% mark (19.99% late departures from SJU) and a little over 80% for arrivals (18.14% late arrivals into SJU) if I am reading the statistics correctly:


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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8861 times:

Sorry folks, I entered a hyperlink in my post and it doesn't appear to be working correctly for some reason. But, it is available online through the DOT.


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User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8852 times:

I wonder if DB's 'focus' designation and happy talk about growth is marking SJU as its territory for the folks on Lemmon Ave at Love Field. It is great news for SJU and Puerto Rico...dont get me wrong...but given the recent chatter about WN plans for the airport, he could be 'planting the flag'.

User currently offlinefrmrCapCadet From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8586 times:

'focus city' could have a definition for JetBlue, regarding how many actual ground employees would be hired, flying personal home based etc. Anybody know?


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25512 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8584 times:

38 departures is nothing to sneeze at for an airline JetBlue size. For example long time focus city at LGB is 32.


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User currently offlinesanti319 From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8414 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 11):


From what I am seeing on-time departures from SJU for B6 from 01-JAN-2012 to yesterday is around the 80% mark (19.99% late departures from SJU) and a little over 80% for arrivals (18.14% late arrivals into SJU) if I am reading the statistics correctly:


Wow! Then I guess I have been in the unlucky 20%  


User currently offlinetharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1865 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8331 times:

Quoting frmrCapCadet (Reply 14):
'focus city' could have a definition for JetBlue, regarding how many actual ground employees would be hired, flying personal home based etc. Anybody know?

or it could also just be a marketing term. I'm surprised they hadn't been calling SJU a focus city already.

Quoting avi8 (Reply 1):
Compared to other stations, 38 daily flights is more or less what DL has fom TPA to all of its hubs. I know DL is a larger airline but still.

You just have to remember the huge difference in size between B6 and the majors.


User currently offlinechepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8189 times:

I wonder what new cities will be planned for SJU - ORD would be my guess. Any crew base in the works?


Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineCarfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8174 times:

Congrats to Jeblue and I have actually flown Jetblue on many flights from East Coast to San Juan!

BTW, does anyone know if Terminal A is connected with other terminals airside? Does one need to exit security if connecting to another airline same day or to a gate at Terminal C?

Thanks,
Carfield


User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8152 times:

Quoting Carfield (Reply 19):
BTW, does anyone know if Terminal A is connected with other terminals airside? Does one need to exit security if connecting to another airline same day or to a gate at Terminal C?

Yes, it is connected. I was just down there a few weeks ago right after they moved into the new terminal and there were really no places to get food yet in Terminal A, and was able to walk to another terminal to grab lunch before my flight. It's a long walk, but it is connected.



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User currently offlinechepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8145 times:

It's a really long walk if you arrive on an international fllight (SXM, SDQ) and are connecting to a flight out of terminal A.

Regards,

Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3122 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7543 times:

Quoting chepos (Reply 21):
It's a really long walk if you arrive on an international fllight (SXM, SDQ) and are connecting to a flight out of terminal A.

It's not that long. OW flights are now arriving between terminal C and D and AA flights are arriving at the upper numbered gates of terminal D. Maybe a 5-10 minute walk depending on your gate location. Connecting from terminal A to terminal D in PHL is a longer walk, and you at least have the moving sidewalk.

The downside is that all the restaurants in SJU are outside security so if you're brave enough to face the lines at the checkpoints (Terminal C's checkpoint has the shortest lines of all), you're better off exiting the terminal.



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User currently offlineavi8 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 670 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days ago) and read 7273 times:
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To where would someone connect to in SJU with B6? Aren't most flights pure O/D?


avi8
User currently offlinejfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3507 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days ago) and read 7238 times:

"To where would someone connect to in SJU with B6? Aren't most flights pure O/D?"

They have a lot of connectors in JFK, BOS, MCO, and SJU


25 avi8 : I know that, but from where-- to where would a person connect to at SJU? If i'm not mistaken, the intra-carribbean flights are not timed for connectio
26 NWADTWE16 : I just recently flew SXM-SJU-FLL both E190s and both great flights. Its a great little (now not so little) thing they are growing in an island that h
27 lweber557 : I work on the ramp in Austin for B6 and there are some rumors floating around that an AUS-SJU flight might be added in the near future. Of course nobo
28 Post contains links LoneStarMike : Funny you should mention that. I noticed a couple of months ago that United - who used to have Gates 21 & 23, has now switched to Gates 23 &
29 Post contains images RWA380 : DCA fits well into their plans then, guess B6 already knew they were building a focus city long before they applied for their slot exemption, maybe if
30 chepos : The current B6 fleet could make it as far south as Northern Brazil and Ecuador (to the west). That being said there is very little market for these r
31 Jonathanxxxx : I think SJU-BOG could work, AV runs charters so there has to be some sort of demand for the flight. But if any deep South American expansion goes on
32 avi8 : Some rumors indicate GUA is imminent from one of their "hubs". Probably JFK.
33 SJOtoLIR : B6 already flies the BOG-MCO-JFK and the FLL-BOG segments; both on a daily basis. I'm not clear if the demand is there for one more flight. Furthermo
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